Monday, October 11, 2021

Komeet scooter promises a smooth ride


As gas prices continue to move upward, electric vehicles are becoming a more attractive alternative to the gas-guzzlers we grew up with. And that includes battery-powered scooters, which are quickly getting more affordable and dependable.  

A new e-scooter called the Komeet X9 is poised to begin arriving in November in the US, Europe, and elsewhere. The scooter is in full production in China and Komeet developers are accepting pre-orders at prices that start at less than $500 US or 400 Euros.

The scooter has several high-end features, including an LED dashboard, disc brakes, three gear modes, and an automatic locking mechanism. The Komeet X9 Pro model is powered by a 48-volt battery that gives the scooter a range of up to 62 miles or 100 km. It also has wider tires and a wide 7.2-inch deck. 

The battery is nestled under the deck plate behind a sturdy door that offers easy access to the battery compartment.  Owners don't have to park the scooter near an electrical outlet to recharge it. They just carry the battery into their home or office to plug it in or swap in a second battery.

The scooter has a maximum speed of 25 mph in the US or 25 km/h in the EU. The Pro model has a brushless motor with rear-wheel drive and a 4.7-inch clearance, which makes for a smooth ride on an inclined roadway, speed bumps, or an off-road surface.

UK-based X-Technology is accepting pre-orders as part of a fund-raising campaign on Indiegogo where the money will help ramp up production of the different Komeet models. Deliveries are expected to begin in November and orders include free delivery.

To get a closer look at the Komeet X9, check out the video below and visit the funding page on Indiegogo.  


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